The ultimate goal of any reading program is for students to be able to successfully comprehend and manipulate text information. The State Standards have set up a staircase of standards from kindergarten through 12th grade to prepare students for college and the work force. The standards have reexamined the way teachers approach comprehension instruction and text selection and what teachers will hope to achieve for their K-12 students in terms of benchmarks and background knowledge.
In this course, you will be introduced to some new approaches for comprehension instruction and assessment, as well as be introduced to some technology tools to help you teach. By the end of the course, you will have completed a set of plans for comprehension instruction in your K-12 classroom.